From criminals calling to tell unsuspecting residents their relatives are in jail and need money to post bail to being told they’ve just won the sweepstakes, people in the lake area are being targeted with phone scams. Sergeant Arlyne Page with the Osage Beach police department says her department has received several complaints.
Page says it’s imperative that residents not give any personal information out over the phone. Senior citizens need to especially be on guard as they are prime targets for criminals. Reports show seniors lose millions of dollars to phone scams annually across the United States.